A new affordable housing development opened to residents on Friday in Eau Claire and will provide accommodation for 88 working families and people with disabilities.
The official opening was attended by the City of Calgary Deputy Mayor Linda Fox-Mellway, the Honourable Jonathan Denis, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, and Peter Livaditis from The LaCaille Group.
The tower in Louise Station is a public-private partnership between the City of Calgary, The LaCaille Group and the Province of Alberta and will be managed by the Calgary Housing Company (CHC).
The multi-purpose project is located at the corner of 8th St. and 4th Ave. S.W. and is accessible to transit, the downtown, and the Bow River pathway system.
When it is completed, the Louise Station development will house two separate high-rise towers that include the following amenities:
- 88 affordable housing units
- 11 wheelchair accessible units
- An energy efficient building
- 2 Community rooms and facilities
- Market housing units
- Two commercial retail spaces
- A Fire station
- An EMS station
The total cost of the project is $27 million and was funded by the Province of Alberta, through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and the City of Calgary and is part of the city's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
For more information on the project visit the Louise Station Website.